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The Times’ dishonesty

The Times’ latest editorial reads more like DFL chanting points than an editorial that required original thought. Even the commenters noticed the Times’ dishonesty. What they noticed is that the Times said “As the final hours of the session ticked away, the House inserted into the omnibus tax bill a measure that gives about $32 […]

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Dorholt delivers…for EdMinn?

This ad, paid for by the House DFL Caucus, says that Zach Dorholt is “delivering for St. Cloud and the middle class”: Like I said in this post, the DFL dances to the tune that Education Minnesota tells them to dance to. Zach Dorholt is no different. Like the rest of his DFL colleagues in […]

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Sarah Anderson speaks out against tax increases

Rep. Sarah Anderson issued this statement about the DFL’s tax increases: Dear Neighbors, As a kid, you dreaded hearing the phrase, “other figures sold separately,” at the end of a toy commercial. It meant you weren’t really getting what you were seeing on the TV. That’s kind of how I feel about the upcoming special […] . . . → Read More: Sarah Anderson speaks out against tax increases . . . → Read More: Sarah Anderson speaks out against tax increases

Cigarette tax hike hurting Minnesota businesses

Economists predicted that Minnesota businesses would get hurt if a) the DFL legislature passed the massive cigarette tax increase and b) Gov. Dayton signed that tax increase into law. This article is the first report I’ve read that verifies these economists’ predictions: If you’re a smoker living in Minnesota near the North Dakota border, you’ve […] . . . → Read More: Cigarette tax hike hurting Minnesota businesses . . . → Read More: Cigarette tax hike hurting Minnesota businesses

Time to total up the DFL’s damage

With Minnesota’s 2013 legislative session in the books, it’s time to total up the DFL’s damage to Minnesota’s economy. The tax increases will hurt Minnesota’s economy the most are the business-to-business sales taxes on warehousing and telecommunications. The warehouse tax has been tried in several states, including Massachusetts. It’s been quickly repealed because it does […] . . . → Read More: Time to total up the DFL’s damage . . . → Read More: Time to total up the DFL’s damage

Gas tax increase dead in the water

This article is fantastic news for Minnesotans: DFL legislative leaders say plans to raise the gas tax for road projects and a metrowide sales tax for transit projects are dead for the year. “I would say they’re probably both dead,” said DFL Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk. Senate leaders have been pushing to increase the […] . . . → Read More: Gas tax increase dead in the water . . . → Read More: Gas tax increase dead in the water

Numerically-challenged DFL blames GOP for tax bill defeat

Sen. Bakk and other numerically-challenged DFL senators are attempting to blame Republicans for the initial defeat of the tax bill: KMSP-TV Sen. Bakk should be embarassed by Monday’s initial vote. His whip team couldn’t count straight. When Sen. Rest said that she was busy counting votes and forgot to vote, red flags went off. That’s […] . . . → Read More: Numerically-challenged DFL blames GOP for tax bill defeat . . . → Read More: Numerically-challenged DFL blames GOP for tax bill defeat

The Tribune blows the whistle on Dayton/DFL tax increases

This Tribune op-ed highlights the tax increases being imposed on Minnesotans. Here’s a glimpse: The tax plans and budget proposals that’ll be debated and hammered together in St. Paul in the coming weeks do include healthy tax hikes on wealthy Minnesotans. But they also include taxes and fees every one of us will pay, no […] . . . → Read More: The Tribune blows the whistle on Dayton/DFL tax increases . . . → Read More: The Tribune blows the whistle on Dayton/DFL tax increases

Keystone Cops, Senate de-Bakk-le edition

In March of 2011, Sen. Bakk hinted that Republicans didn’t have the sufficient experience to run the Senate. Yesterday, the DFL-controlled Senate laid the biggest egg in Minnesota legislative history: There were a few hiccups along the way but the Minnesota Senate voted for a tax bill that raises income taxes on top earners, increases […] . . . → Read More: Keystone Cops, Senate de-Bakk-le edition . . . → Read More: Keystone Cops, Senate de-Bakk-le edition

MAPE, AFSCME know about deceptive and misleading ads

This statement on Workday Minnesota’s website is spin. Take this statement: MAPE, the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, and AFSCME Council 5 denounced the corporate-backed “United for Jobs” initiative as a misleading and deceptive paid advertising campaign. The ads target Governor Mark Dayton’s proposal to raise more revenue for public services by raising taxes on […] . . . → Read More: MAPE, AFSCME know about deceptive and misleading ads . . . → Read More: MAPE, AFSCME know about deceptive and misleading ads